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Anne Carson’s Eros the Bittersweet

Anne Carson’s Eros the Bittersweet

In the beginning, there was Paradox. The end won’t resolve this. It can’t, for obvious reasons. When we’re no longer able to hear the ex-lover cry, the tree fall, or remember the all too familiar trajectory of sweet to bitter, the Paradox remains. Anne Carson, in her beautiful meditation on Sappho, Socrates, Desire, and bridges to more bridges, takes us on a journey to Paradox, and gently, sweetly leaves us wanting more. More Sappho, more love, more. Which is the…

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The Wanderings of Aly

The Wanderings of Aly

It’s been too busy today to post about Pasternak. Though I was thinking of writing something solely about the Lara poems. Will do so later, at another time and place. Instead, I’ll post one of my poems from many years ago. From 1997, or thereabouts. Written in the mountains of Boone, North Carolina. Inspired in part by a girl named Aly. Hence the title.     The Wanderings of Aly   Hills like white Cezannes rose up to her She…

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